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Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh

The catalogue Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh was produced to accompany the Prix Pictet Water Commission. The project resulted in Munem Wasif’s powerful series of photographs, which were first shown in London in March 2009 and have subsequently been exhibited in Dresden and Geneva. The publication contains the commission photographs and essays by Francis Hodgson, Jury member and Photography Critic, Financial Times and the former Head of Photographs at Sotheby’s, Leo Johnson, Sustainability Consultant, and Pavel Partha.

Each year Pictet & Cie will support a sustainability project related to the theme of the award. In 2008 Pictet & Cie supported the UK charity WaterAid. Building on Pictet & Cie’s support for WaterAid, shortlisted artist Munem Wasif was commissioned to visit the Satkhira region of south-west Bangladesh where WaterAid will shortly introduce water and sanitation facilities to the area of Shyamnagar Upazilla.

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Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh

Sharoshoti Munda and Rubala Munda are waiting for their pitchers to be filled with water from the only filters in the area. They had to stand in a queue for hours like hundreds of others. Patrakhola, Satkhira. 2008